Poster Sessions

The 2014 ALA Annual Poster Sessions will be held at the ALA Annual Conference at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

This year, the ALA poster sessions will occur on:

  • Saturday: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm, 12:30-2:00 pm, and 2:30-4:00 pm
  • Sunday: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm, 12:30-2:00 pm, and 2:30-4:00 pm
  • There will be no poster sessions on Monday.

Timeline:

  • Poster session proposals have been extended and will be due by January 31, 2014.
  • After a double-blind peer review process, authors will be notified if their proposal has been accepted in March, 2014.

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Poster sessions were introduced to the American Library Association at its 1982 Annual Conference in Philadelphia. They are an effective forum for the exchange of information and a means to communicate ideas, research, and programs.

Poster sessions may present any of the following:

  • a description of an innovative library program
  • an analysis of a practical problem-solving effort
  • a report of a research study

Poster sessions are not for product advertisements, vendor displays, etc. If you are unsure if your proposal qualifies, please email Melanie Griffin, Chair of the poster sessions at griffinm@usf.edu.

Poster session participants place materials such as pictures, data, graphs, diagrams and narrative text on boards that are usually 4' x 8' (dimensions vary slightly by Convention Center). During their assigned time periods, participants informally discuss their presentations with conference attendees.